Please visit our site again after May 1st, 2018 for an update of all our 2018 events. See you there! ”

Proudly serving the community for over 45 years!
The Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Heritage Society is a non-profit organization which was formed in 1972 to support agriculture, horticulture, home making, and quality of life in the community. The Ag Society's goal is to ensure that they keep the history of the community alive for both the present and future generations. When the 1958 Grain Elevator was marked for demolition after the last manager left in 1995, the SG Ag Society stepped-in to preserve the Elevator as a working museum. Since then, several thousand visitors have toured the elevator and museum. 
 
The Ag Society, a group of dedicated volunteer members, has been instrumental in contributing to the community, beginning with the construction of the Spruce Grove "Agrena" (now a hockey and curling rink) and hosting their annual AgraFair. This event grew to become Western Canada’s largest Agricultural Fair. The Agricultural Fair was discontinued in the 1990s.

Since then, the Grain Elevator site has become a very busy venue with different old fashion carnivals and fairs, specifically tailored towards kids and families. Each year t
housands of visitors from Canada and around the world visit the
Grain Elevator Museum, Archives, and Farmers' Market. The Agricultural Society also sponsors the Spruce Grove Archives, and sponsors two students to attend the annual ACCA educational Youth Program.

Several annual summer fund-raising events such as Flapjacks at the Tracks Community Pancake Breakfast, the Farm & Heritage Carnival, and the Harvest Fair are hosted by the Ag Society and are popular among community members and visitors.
Events hosted at the Elevator Museum site are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance of the Grain Elevator and restored Water Tower, educational programs, and promotions for the Agricultural Society. 
 
To learn more about the community of Spruce Grove - the home of the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society, and the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum - please follow this link!
 
The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society's recent significant projects:
 
  • 2016 - Re-painting of the exterior, foundation, and wall repair, and front and back door replacement.
  • 2016 - 3 new flag poles installed.
  • 2016 - moved a donated vintage 1940s era little red barn onto the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator site.
  • 2012 - painting and restoration of the wooden Grain Elevator Museum.
  • 2011 - the restoration of the old Spruce Grove Water Tower that served Spruce Grove citizens until 1978.
  • The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society's long-term goal is to build an Elevator Emporium - a building which will serve as a major tourist and heritage facility for the City of Spruce Grove. The building will be constructed on the elevator site and will resemble a period train station. It will house the Spruce Grove Archives, the Museum collection, Tea House, Gift Shop, and a conference room. This dynamic centre will serve visitors and tourists, but could also be used as a facility for community events and groups. In February 2016, a building project feasibility study was completed, and was presented to the City of Spruce Grove at a counsel meeting in June, 2016.

 

2018 Events

Previous events

Farm & Heritage Carnival

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Pony rides, bouncy fun house, petting zoo, clowns and face painters, old fashioned carnival games, food, and fun for the whole family. Carnival and ride tickets $1 each, most rides and attractions are 3-4 tickets each. Also musical performances courtesy of Cooper Studios on the ATCO sound stage, The Spruce Grove Farmers Market is also open during the event. Proceeds go to the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society. Volunteers needed – please call (780)960-4600

Flapjacks at the Tracks Community Pancake Breakfast

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Come enjoy a harty breakfast at the Grain Elevator Museum site - the centre of Spruce Grove. Breakfast prices - Big Bee $5, Lil’ Bee $3. Smitty’s Pancakes, Alberta Egg Producers Farm Fresh Eggs, and Sausages. Musical Guest - Aron Reppert Proceeds go to the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society. Volunteers needed – please call (780)960-4600

Car Boot / Tailgate Sale

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SG Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Have trinkets and other un-needed items collecting dust? Come sell them at the Car Boot – Tailgate (Garage) Sale held at the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Site! Book a spot – only $25! Fee also includes a table. You can sell your treasures out of your vehicle, plus the Ag Society provides a table to display your items. Bargains to be had!

The Ag Society also graciously accepts donated items for their tables.

Please call (780)960-4600 to book your vehicle. SG Farmers Market also open during the Car Boot Sale.

New Building Steering Committee - Public Meeting

SG Grain Elevator Museum Site - Workshop Building, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove, Alberta

Looking for people from the community to participate in an inaugural Steering Committee meeting where we would work on a plan to facilitate the development of a new building on the grain elevator site. Please see the below for more information.

Please join us on May 24!

The Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Heritage Society invite you to participate in an inaugural Steering Committee meeting to discuss the proposed development of a new multipurpose facility at the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum site.

We are searching for people in the community with attributes suitable to our mission. These attributes would include experience in one or more of the following: - Capital Finance Development - Building/Project Management - Community Liaison/awareness in various levels of Government - Fundraising or sponsorship strategies and experience.

The Spruce Grove Ag. Society was incorporated in 1972. Our members, volunteers and sponsors have been the backbone of making the SG Ag Society a success for over forty years now. Many of you may remember the hugely popular “Agra Fair”, later to be replaced by the Corn Roast, and now Farm & Heritage Carnival, and Harvest Fair. The Ag Society is a huge part of the history of Spruce Grove and Region, and we would love to have your input on the proposed new multi-puporse facility to be built right in the heart of Spruce Grove - at the Grain Elevator Museum.

The vision of one day having a multi-purpose building is now our focus. The purpose of the building is to have a facility that could house our current programs and activities. These currently include the SG Farmer’s Market, Spruce Grove Archives, Homesteaders Museum, and Ag Society Community Events.

To date, the Ag Society has purchased additional land to the east of the existing site to accommodate the footprint of the building. The designated building area has been reclaimed and serviced and the parking lot prepared for future paving. RC Strategies has completed a Feasibility Study which has already been presented to both the City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County and preliminary building plans have been designed by Stantec Engineering.

As a steering Committee member your leadership, experience and networking capabilities would be valuable assets in reaching our project goal.

Please join us to discuss the new building project, and bring along your expertise and ideas to an upcoming Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, at 7pm at the Grain Elevator Workshop - 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove.

Please RSVP to President, Rick Lee at ricklee6@hotmail.ca or (780) 966 0321. We very much look forward to meeting you there. Thank you for your interest!

Please support the following businesses who have kindly sponsored various aspects of our community events, hosted by the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society.
A huge Thank You to the businesses listed below!
Our community events would not be such a success without their support.
A special thanks to Zender Ford, Second Cup, and Calahoo Meats, who have been very
supportive new sponsors of which we are so incredibly grateful!
McLeod's Spruce Grove
Susan Schafers
STS Farms
     


The following businesses have been very supportive in the upkeep, repair, and maintenance of the historic wooden grain elevator and other buildings and grounds at the grain elevator site. The Ag Society would like to sincerely thank the businesses listed below for their continued support.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McLeod's Spruce Grove

 
     
Partners of the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society: 
Parkland County
Town of Stony Plain
City of Spruce Grove

Parkland County Town of Stony Plain City of Spruce Grove

Stony Plain Multicultural Centre

Stony Plain Multicultural Centre

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